Alabama fought hard and played about as well as it could, but Georgetown's experience and poise won the game for them down the stretch.
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Richard Hendrix was a force underneath the basket, especially in the first half, and Mykal Riley provided an outside threat that kept the Crimson in contention. Justin Knox got in early foul trouble, but Yamene Coleman grabbed six rebounds and harassed the Hoya's big men underneath the basket effectively enough to throw off their tempo until the last few minutes of the game.
Bama lost this game at the free throw line again, but give Georgetown credit. They made the big plays and the big shots when they needed them. Alabama was not able to do that during the last four and one half minutes of the game.
Alabama's defensive effort was good again. Georgetown got three or four open threes late in the game when Bama's guards ran in to give help when the Hoya's Hibbert got the ball underneath the basket. Bama's guards could not hustle back in time to cover Hibbert's outlet pass for the open three.
CMG continued to show improvement as a floor coach. He made effective timeout calls and substituted liberally. We never saw Hollinger at the point, probably because of the Hoya's size and athleticism. I also wondered why we did not see Pickett at the point a bit more. Torrance looks most at ease in transition, but he did try to make a few moves toward the hoop tonight.
The better, more experienced team won the game tonight. Bama continues to show improvement. They continue to look like a disciplined team, they just are trying to find their identity while mastering the fundamentals. CMG continues to do a better job than I think I have seen in years past of controlling the team and not letting things get out of hand.
Perhaps the stats sheets will reveal something more instructive. I was disappointed to come so close just to lose the game but the team acquitted themselves well against a formidable opponent for the second time in a week. Maybe they will beat the third one.